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Xiaomi pips Apple, Samsung to become India's top 4G smartphone vendor: Research

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi emerged as the leading 4G smartphone player in India in January with 30.8 per cent market share, surpassing global smartphone giants Samsung and Apple, according to CyberMedia Research.Cupertino-based major

PTI [ Updated: March 17, 2015 16:02 IST ]
xiaomi pips apple samsung to become india s top 4g
xiaomi pips apple samsung to become india s top 4g smartphone vendor research

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi emerged as the leading 4G smartphone player in India in January with 30.8 per cent market share, surpassing global smartphone giants Samsung and Apple, according to CyberMedia Research.

Cupertino-based major Apple came at the second spot with 23.8 per cent share in January, down from 45 per cent market share in the October-December quarter of 2014. Samsung took the third spot in terms of 4G smartphone shipments with 12.1 per cent share in the month of January, followed by HTC (10 per cent) and Micromax (8.3 per cent).

Earlier this month, the market research firm had said that the iPhone maker emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country in October-December 2014.

In October-December 2014 quarter, over one million 4G devices, including smartphones, tablets and data cards were shipped to the Indian market.

Apple led with a 45 per cent market share at the end of October-December quarter in 2014, followed by HTC at 19 per cent and Samsung at 16 per cent, it had said.

Overall in handsets in January 2015, including feature phones, smartphones, 3G and 4G mobile phones, Samsung led the pack with 17.3 per cent market share followed by Lava (11.9 per cent), Microsoft (10.3 per cent), Micromax (9.7 per cent) and Intex (8.5 per cent), CMR said.

Overall, in handsets in January 2015, including feature phones, smartphones, 3G and 4G mobile phones, Samsung led the pack with 17.3 percent market share followed by Lava (11.9 percent), Microsoft (10.3 percent), Micromax (9.7 percent) and Intex (8.5 percent), CMR said.

Overall, feature phones accounted for 66.05 per cent of the handsets shipped in January 2015, followed by smartphones at 33.95 per cent, CMR said.

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